The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1920. The mission of the Board is to protect and promote the health of Mississippi citizens by regulating and controlling the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of prescription drugs and devices.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is comprised of seven pharmacist members, all appointed by the Governor. They are assisted by an administrative staff headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Board.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has moved to expanded facilities located at 6360 I 55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.Telephone numbers for the new location are 601-899-8880 for the main office and fax at 601-899-8851. The Prescription Monitoring Program may be reached at 601-899-0138 and fax at 601-899-8904.
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McCoy sworn in as MBP Executive Director | 5/24/2019
Pictured from left: MBP Board Members Clayton Farmer, Jillian Foster, Larry Calvert, Guy Phillips, Todd Barrett, Ronnie Bagwell, Justice Jim Kitchens, Executive Director Susan McCoy. Not Pictured: Board Member Ryan Harper.
At the May 23 meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy (MBP), Susan McCoy was officially sworn in as Executive Director by Justice James (Jim) Kitchens.
"McCoy brings over three decades of pharmacy experience to the Board of Pharmacy,” said Guy Phillips, MBP President. “Her previous experience as a compliance agent and knowledge of state pharmacy regulations will make her successful in her new role as executive director. McCoy began her tenure as Executive Director on April 15, 2019.
Prior to her promotion to Executive Director, McCoy served the MBP as a compliance agent for the last nine and a half years. In addition to her role as a compliance agent, McCoy also brings over 25 years of experience in various pharmacy practices to her new position.
Justice Kitchens was elected in 2016 to a second eight-year term on the Mississippi Supreme Court (Central Distract, Place 3).
Board Meeting Reminder: May 2019 | 5/22/2019
The next meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy will be held tomorrow, May 23, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, 6360 I-55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, Mississippi.
To view the agenda for the MBP May Meeting, Click Here.
Naloxone Statewide Standing Order | 5/17/2019
Through a standing order issued by the Mississippi State Department of Health, pharmacists are now permitted to dispense by request the narcotic blocker naloxone. A prescription from a doctor or other medical practitioner is not required.
We urge you to read the Joint Press Release issued May 31, 2018:
To view or download the current Naloxone Statewide Standing Order beginning May 19, 2019:
Please follow these simple steps from Cheri Atwood, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy's Director of Compliance, to dispense:
- Maintain proof of completion of Board approved training program.
- Maintain a copy of the standing order.
- Reduce the standing order to a prescription (prescriber is the physician that issued the standing order) - fill and file the prescription as a legend drug.
- Provide proper counseling on the use of the medication.
McCoy Chosen to Lead the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy | 4/4/2019
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that Susan McCoy has been chosen as the new Executive Director for the Board. A graduate of the University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy, McCoy brings over 30 years of experience as a licensed pharmacist in Mississippi.
The Mississippi native most recently served as a compliance agent for the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy for the last nine and a half years.
“McCoy brings over three decades of pharmacy experience to the Board of Pharmacy,” said Guy Phillips, MBP President. “Her experience and knowledge of state pharmacy regulations will make her successful in her new role as executive director.”
McCoy will officially begin her tenure as Executive Director on April 15, 2019.
MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: March 2019 | 4/1/2019The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on March 28, 2019 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. Please click the following link MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: March 2019 to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their March meeting.
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